Fact sheet: Vaccination of Bulawayo informal traders and vendors

The Claim: As part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the Bulawayo City Council is currently conducting a mass vaccination exercise for informal traders and vendors in the city.
The Verdict: claim verdict

As part of measures to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Health and Child Care in collaboration with the Bulawayo City Council is currently conducting a mass vaccination exercise for informal traders and vendors in the city. Below is the information about the vaccination exercise.

WHEN DID IT BEGIN?

·         The mass vaccination of vendors began on July 6, 2021, in Bulawayo, the country’s second-largest city.

HOW MANY VENDORS ARE TARGETED?

·         About 15, 000 vendors are being targeted in the exercise.

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

·         National ID card

·         Vending licence

·         Flea Markets are expected to produce registers for their members

WHEN IS THE EXERCISE SET TO END?

·         The programme is expected to last 10 days and will end on 15 July 2021

VACCINATION CENTRES FOR VENDORS

·         Large City Hall

·         Renkini Terminus

·         Cowdray Park Bus Terminus

·         Lobengula Street/Third Avenue

·         Nkulumane Hall

·         Stanley Hall

·         Emganwini

·         Entumbane Complex

·         Bulawayo City Council (BCC) clinics.

HOW MANY VENDORS HAVE BEEN VACCINATED IN THE CITY TO DATE?

·         Over 2, 800 informal traders and vendors have so far been inoculated (1, 203 on Tuesday and 1,623 on Wednesday).

Meanwhile, over 70, 000 people have been vaccinated in Bulawayo with health officials saying the figure has to reach 400, 000 for the city to realise herd immunity.

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